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IT Programme Manager


Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN Glasgow, GB, G72 0LH Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:        IT Programme Manager             
Location:       UK - Plymouth,Dunfermline, Hamilton, Warrington, Leicester, Bristol or Portsmouth + Hybrid
Compensation:   Competitive Salary & Benefits 
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:        SF53409


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a IT Programme Manager at our Portsmouth site.


The role
As a IT Programme Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) is a global function, which supplies and operates all IT, Security, Procurement, and Finance Shared Services.  We are embedded alongside the operations that we serve, enabling us to maintain close working relationships which support delivery to our customers.


Day to day, you’ll lead all ERP engagements to transform Babcock businesses throughout the full lifecycle of a project. The role will include contract schedules, planning, mobilising, and leading the implementation of ERP and related often integrated applications in Agile, Hybrid and Waterfall environments.


  • Ensure programme objectives and scope are agreed and maintained, ensuring continual alignment with business strategy
  • Define and maintain programme governance arrangements, documenting meetings, roles and responsibilities, reporting and communication approach, and any other required programme controls 
  • Ensure that realistic estimates of costs, timescales and resource requirements within the programme are agreed and carry out the active monitoring of projects against these criteria, taking corrective action as necessary
  • Set and manage the programme budget, with careful management of risk and contingency to minimise impact on forecasts
  • Manage risks and dependencies and ensure that any strategic problems are identified at the earliest opportunity and that solutions are identified and implemented in line with change control processes


Essential experience of the IT Programme Manager

  • At least 5 years of Project Management experience within a technology environment
  • At least 3 years of Programme Management experience within a technology environment
  • Experienced with all aspects of ERP delivery through hand over to early life support
  • Expert in principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of projects and programmes from initiation through to implementation
  • Experienced in SAP or other ERP tools such as Oracle or IFS 


This role is full time and hybrid from our Portsmouth Office, some travel to customer sites across the UK will be required. 


Qualifications for the IT Programme Manager

  • Programme management qualification such as MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)
  • Project Management qualified such as IS Project Management (Higher Level), MAPM - Member of the Association for Project Management, PMP ® - Project Management Professional, Practitioner Certificate in PRINCE2 ®, Chartered IT Professional (CITP), SCRUM Master, PMI ACP, APMG AgilePM


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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